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Attic Renovation Oak Lawn IL

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Specialty Woodworking.
630-688-4157
5207 West 65th Street
Bedford Park, IL
Services
Truely custom built Closet systems. One of our principal owners is a licensed architect that will help to design and create your dream.
Licenses / Certifications
Licensed Architect with the State of Illinois.
Awards
Published in design magazines and featured in home builder tours.
Years in Business
Because we are a custom design and build manufacturer, all of our projects are priced and quoted to fit your budget. Because you are buying direct from the factory, you cut out the "middle man".

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Ecopia Painting, Llc
7734861305
2440 W Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL

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Home Depot
(630) 771-1109
105 N Weber Rd
Bolingbrook, IL
 
GreenWerks- Chicago's Green Contractor
(877) 4-G-WERKS
79 W. Monroe Suite 900
Chicago, IL

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Wolbrink Architects Chartered
7732767026
2018 W. Rice Street
Chicago, IL

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Green Home Chicago
3124329400
213 N. Morgan Street, #1D
Chicago, IL

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Elite Home Builders
773-772-0800
2647 N. Western Ave. Suite 8033
Chicago, IL
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Home Remodeling

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Greenmaker Supply Company
7733847500
2500 N. Pulaski
Chicago, IL

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Colori Eco Paint Boutique
7732524924
2243 W. North Ave. #101
Chicago, IL

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Archimage Architects, Ltd.
3126420619
676 N. Saint Clair St., Suite 1845
Chicago, IL

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How to Renovate an Attic Bonus Room

Written by Matthew C. Keegan  //  2011/11/24  //  Attic , Home Improvement  //  No comments

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Homeowners who are pressed for space, but not desiring to change the footprint or size of their home, should look up. As in their attic space. Most homes have attics and most attics can accommodate at least one room, a bonus room of sorts that can add value and living space to any room.

Fortunately, an attic renovation project doesn’t have to be terribly complex and it can be a cost effective one too. You can transform most any attic bonus room area into usable space, a project that can be done over a long weekend.

Remove the current clutter — You’ve been using your attic for storage, but now you need to free up that area of living space. Get rid of stored furniture, boxes and seasonal items, moving this stuff to another area of the house or donating same the same to the Salvation Army, Goodwill, Vietnam Veterans or other organization.

Clean it up — Vacuum floors, wash walls and clean windows. Access what can be used in your new living area, such as the current walls or flooring, and determine what needs to be replaced, such as those leaky, drafty windows. Familiarize yourself with EnergyStar ratings to find the windows that work best with your home.

Patch the walls — Inspect the walls for damage and patch the same. Or, put up new dry wall, and prime and paint the walls. Choose light, warm colors to create an open, soothing environment. Consider accenting one wall with wall paper or a contrast a wall with a different paint color for visual appeal or to conceal a defect.

Consider the floors — If you already have wood floors in place, then you’re in good shape. Otherwise, you may have to lay down new flooring. Examine the current flooring to see if it is designed to hold weight. If not, you’ll need reinforce the floor first. With wood floors in place, you can leave these bar, add carpeting or get a throw rug. Carpeting may be best for a room that has insufficient heating, but is still usable for a bedroom, an office or as a hideaway room.

Lighting and outlets — You may need to hire an electrician if your lighting and electrical connections are not sufficient in your attic. You’ll want a sufficient number of electrical outlets, overhead lighting and you may want to extend your home’s security system to the top floor of your house. Ensure tha...

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